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Public services at risk as city & region revenues plunge by 10%

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The FINANCIAL — The first EU-wide Regional and Local Barometer – produced by the European Committee of the Regions – warns that Coronavirus pandemic is heavily impacting sub-national authorities’ revenues: in Italy, Germany and France alone, their losses could total 30 billion euros in 2020. The crisis is also widening social and economic inequalities in the EU’s territories. The Report warns that the crisis risks creating a “COVID lost generation” of young people, and highlights serious disparities between regional healthcare systems. The increasing rural-urban divide also represents a clear threat to EU’s cohesion. Presenting the results of the Annual Regional and Local Barometer, Apostolos Tzitzikostas (EL/EPP),…

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Public services at risk as city & region revenues plunge by 10%

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The FINANCIAL — The first EU-wide Regional and Local Barometer – produced by the European Committee of the Regions – warns that Coronavirus pandemic is heavily impacting sub-national authorities’ revenues: in Italy, Germany and France alone, their losses could total 30 billion euros in 2020. The crisis is also widening social and economic inequalities in the EU’s territories. The…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the 2018 budget debate at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin on May 16.

Angel Merkel and Ursula von der Leyen to discuss coronavirus recovery agenda

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​The FINANCIAL — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will discuss the European Union’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at the European Committee of the Regions on 12-13 October. The EU’s assembly for local and regional politicians will also hold debates with the president and the vice-president of the European…